Established in Victorian era by the Falconer family to offer the town of Forres a museum and library facility. The collections have grown to become very eclectic and this redevelopment will refocus the exhibitions on the local community and surrounding inhabitants.
Redeveloped Museum opened November 2007, please check the website for hours of opening, www.moray.gov.uk/museums
Free at all times
Includes many local artefacts, both archeaological and from Victorian age donated by residents since the founding in 1871. A portion of Dr Hugh Falconer's fossils together with his library and personal papers are held in our store.
Agriculture, Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Industry, Land Transport, Law and Order, Maritime, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Photography, Science and Technology, Social History, World Cultures
Key artists and exhibits
- Peter Anson
- The Corries
- Hugh Falconer
'Hands on Science'
- 14 — 15 May 2016
Discover the history and future of energy at the Falconer Museum! As part of The Falconer Museum's 'Power to the People' exhibition, we have two exciting, interactive workshops run by the team from 'Hands on Science'. Each is suitable for children and adults alike. Be blown away by our wind turbine challenge and test your skills with our solar powered buggies.
The free Falconer Museum exhibition will also be open with hands on experiments and interactive displays, including Amber Electra static magic, making lemon clocks, magic pen circuits and a kinetic bike with inflatable illuminated light-bulb!
Senior Museums Officer